Vale John Haldon (Hal) Wootten AC QC (1922-2021)


John Haldon (Hal) Wootten a former judge of the Equity Division and a life member of the New South Wales Bar Association, died at home on the evening of Tuesday 27 July aged 98 years.

John Halden Wootten, known as Hal, was born on 19th December 1922 to a farming family in the Northern Rivers region of NSW. His father died when he was a baby and he lived with his mother and her parents on their farm and later in Willoughby where he attended the public school. His grandmother’s Christian values strongly influenced him.

He attended Sydney Boys High School, then Sydney University part time, where he graduated with an Arts degree and an LLB from the only law school in NSW at that time.

Read the full Vale Notice for Hal here.

There will be a private family funeral. We will advise members of details of a public celebration of Hal's life to be held later in the year, when details are available.

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